Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-37-8.1, first degree child molestation is defined as a person is guilty of first degree child molestation sexual assault if he or she engages in sexual penetration with a person fourteen (14) years of age or under. Whereas, second degree child molestation is defined as A person is guilty of a second degree child molestation sexual assault if he or she engages in sexual contact with another person fourteen (14) years of age or under. The victims in this case were three (3) girls who were six (6) to eleven (11) years old at the time of the assaults.
The penalties for first degree child molestation include imprisonment for a period of not less than twenty-five (25) years and may be imprisoned for life. The penalties for second degree child molestation include imprisonment for not less than six (6) years nor more than thirty (30) years.
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